Although the Pirate Party has made a bigger splash in other European countries, like Germany, with its demands for copyright reform, it is in Iceland with a sweeping platform of political reform that it could achieve its biggest electoral success this fall. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images) Inside a modernist warehouse alongside the ocean in […]

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Luis Almagro, the current Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) has abused his position and authority more flagrantly and outrageously than any predecessor in recent years. In his lack of judgment and disregard for political and diplomatic norms he resembles Donald Trump. And like Trump, he is increasingly seen […]

This summer is turning out to be a somber one in many emerging markets. Recent slowdowns in China, India, South Africa and other developing nations have shaken investor confidence in the post-recession global economy. Political strife is adding to the grim situation and depressing hopes of a bullish rise in the near term. Consider: In Britain, the recent Brexit vote initiated […]

Four former Barclays traders were sentenced to as long as 6 1/2 years in prison for manipulating Libor as judges continued meting out tough punishments for white-collar crime. Jay Merchant, 45, got the longest sentence, while 61-year-old Peter Johnson, who had pleaded guilty, and Jonathan Mathew, 35, each received four years in prison. Alex Pabon, 38, […]

Steven Soderbergh has explored real-world issues through a particular genre lens in the past, often with Scott Z. Burns writing the script. The pair is looking to reunite for another project, with Soderbergh developing a film about the Panama Papers revelations. Burns, who wrote Contagion, Side Effects and The Informant! is likely to return for […]

A couple of months ago, the The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists broke a major financial story: the leaking of 11.5 million documents detailing the internal workings of Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm responsible for helping the rich of the world legally hide more than $2 trillion from tax-seeking governments. Dubbed “The Panama Papers,” […]